New Year, New State | Moving Update

This is not the usual New Year, New Me post. It is mostly an update on what’s been going on over the past month, which happens to be the first month of a new year. But there’s some of that in there as well. I mean, you cannot avoid it when you just moved to […]

Because I Can | Mom Monday

Ugh. Running, amirite? It’s a necessary evil in my house. It’s the worst- but also the best- thing I do. When momma ain’t running, no one’s happy. Yet another reason why summers are so hard around here. So getting up early and running on a Saturday is important to my family. But it has a […]

Time To Focus On ME (With Help From Atkins)

Affiliate links included in this post. Printable Meal Plan included! Now that my kids are ALL in school, I’m finding my time from 8 to 3 is all about me. ME ME ME. And as you can guess, I’ve got zero guilt over it. (ps- Moms, it’s ok to take care of YOU. If you […]

First Day of School Confession | Mom Monday

Do you hear the angels singing? The chorus of heavenly voices proclaiming that today is a VERY good day? No? Must just be me because it’s the first day of school here. I confess: it’s going to be a beautiful day. Lunch boxes and backpacks make me HAPPY. I know tons of moms and dads […]

Free Flow Friday

Yesterday I SWORE it was Friday. I even cheerily kissed my hubby as he took off to work and said HAPPPPYYY FRIIIIDAY! He thought I was a smarty pants and deadpanned: Dude. It’s Thursday. Only. Thursday. Ooops. Sorry, Babe. But hey, TODAY is Friday, really, so I’ll say it again: HAPPPPYYY FRIIIIDAY! Free Flow Friday   […]

Smile With Strength | Colgate Enamel Health

As you know, my focus this year is to lead a strong, active, and healthy lifestyle. When I feel strong, I know I can take on anything that this crazy thing called life throws at me. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the long-term goal of overall physical health is the finish line. […]

Throw Back Thursday, aka, Thanks Timehop!

Do you have the Timehop app?  I resisted downloading this one for a long time, but when I finally started using it I quickly fell in love. It would be hard for me just to scroll through to find those particular moments or pictures that I shared a year or seven ago.  Because: oversharer here. […]

Even Moms Need Routine

I might be a 41-year-old mom, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m actually a toddler.  This happened last night as I was tucking myself into bed. I need encouragement, hand holding, and a routine to get through my day. All the days.  And even with the smallest details. I’m not a “wing it” type […]